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Flores de la ventana #3

By February 1, 2012April 21st, 20218 Comments
Pour #3
After pour #2 dried, I then masked more on my painting. 
I work from a black and white photograph when I do my masking. 
It is easier to see the values that way.
With pouring, I end up with 5-6 different values.
The first mask was the whites that I wanted to save.
The next mask was the next lightest value.
The third mask is a mid scale value.
The fourth mask will be a dark value (but not quite black)
At that point I can choose to mask again and pour my blacks or pull up the masking fluid paint the darkest darks.
For pour #3, after I have masked my mid values as well as the red flowers (I want to save them as is).
I mixed up my paint with more concentrated pigment.
I wet the painting again and I used an eye dropper to drop the color in where I want it and move the board around to let the color flow. Then I let it dry.
The above photo is the result of this pour after it has dried.
Leslie Lambert

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  • The colors are becoming so lush, Leslie. You are definitely tempting me into trying a poured painting, but I'll either have to wait for warmer weather, or do it in the bathtub!! [THAT brings some weird images to mind!]

  • Yes! Do try it! It is soooo much fun. The bathtub could be interesting. Colorful bubbles!

  • The colours are developing beautifully, I can hardly wait to see the finished product Leslie. Hope your day has improved from this morning.

  • Steven says:

    Looks like you're using the off-white variety masking fluid? Ever use the clear type? Thanks! This is looking great!

  • Yes, Steven, I do use the masking fluid with the slight yellow tint (Winsor & Newton). I find it is easier to see. I have used the clear mask and there is nothing wrong with it. The clear is harder to find where I live though.

  • Steven says:

    Yeah, I was wondering if it was just a process thing…. i.e. would clear make it easier to see what the final piece will look like versus W&N variety.

    This is inspiring! And you're so generous to share technique.

    I'm having a go at a really small piece which I started yesterday… it's making my head hurt, planning, masking, waiting for the pour to dry!

    It's exciting though. :)

  • Steven, I am not sure if it would make it easier to see. Please let me know if it does.
    Yes, my head will hurt at times and I tend to grind my teeth when I mask. When I realize I am doing that, I go make myself a cup of tea and look at my blog. (like now) Then I am able to go back to it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!